English Grammar for Today

Author: Geoffrey Leech

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 140391642X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Written by a team led by a world authority in English grammar, English Grammar for Today has established itself as a rich educational experience for both native- and non-native-speaking students. This engaging and stimulating coursebook enables students to learn grammar not just for its own sake, but also for the pleasure of exploring, appreciating and understanding the way language communicates in written text and spoken discourse. Throughout, the emphasis is on using grammar in present-day English. After an introduction placing grammar in its educational and cultural context, the authors present a 'toolkit' for analysing sentences. The second part of the book demonstrates how to apply this toolkit to spoken and written language, using a wide range of real textual materials. Each chapter ends with a set of carefully-designed exercises and tasks to aid understanding, with answers provided at the end of the volume. Now thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of today's students, this new edition features: - a new Foreword by the English Association - an additional introductory chapter, 'Getting Started with Grammar', which introduces the subject for those with no prior knowledge - improved and extended diagrams, exercises and answers - up-to-date textual passages and examples Lively and approachable, this indispensable guide is ideal for both students and teachers who are looking for their first serious engagement with - or wishing to rediscover- English grammar.
Essential Grammar for Today's Writers, Students, and Teachers

Author: Nancy M. Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429624315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This innovative grammar text is an ideal resource for writers, language students, and classroom teachers who need an accessible refresher in a step-by-step guide to essential grammar. Rather than becoming mired in overly detailed linguistic definitions, Nancy Sullivan helps writers and students understand and apply grammatical concepts and develop the skills they need to enhance their writing. Along with engaging discussions of both contemporary and traditional terminology, Sullivan's text provides clear explanations of the basics of English grammar and a practical, hands-on approach to mastering the use of language. Complementing the focus on constructing excellent sentences, every example and exercise set is contextually grounded in language themes. This updated edition includes new sections in each chapter on Writing Matters (addressing key tools and concerns for writers) and Language Varieties (addressing issues of social and regional dialect variation). This is an ideal textbook for any writing course across disciplines where grammatical precision is important. Online resources including additional exercises, links, and an answer key are available at Routledge.com/9780367148683. Instructor materials accompanying the text provide teachers with activities designed for face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction to enliven these basic grammar lessons as well as writing activities to integrate these concepts into students' own writing.
English Grammar Today with CD-ROM

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521731751

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 13

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A major grammar reference book of modern English, specially written for intermediate learners of English. English Grammar Today is an indispensable reference guide to contemporary English grammar and usage. With extensive corpus research at its core, it provides over 500 entries organised into an easy-to-use A-Z structure. Authentic examples of written and spoken English place the grammar in context and the clear explanations make it ideal for intermediate learners of English at CEF levels B1-B2, including those preparing for IELTS or Cambridge English exams such as Preliminary and First. The book comes with a free CD-ROM that provides the book content and nearly 200 additional entries, plus audio recordings of all the examples and dialogues.
English Grammar and Syntax

Author: Tim Avants

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595283156

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

View: 856

For the educated, this book is an invaluable resource, one that allows for easy reference to any grammatical concept imaginable. the book gives thousands of examples, but it also provides explicit reasoning why we should speak and write following certain patterns. Don't feel like studying for hours to learn a concept? Look here for the diagrams you need to understand why things go where they go in a sentence. Did he act foolish? OR Did he act foolishly? Both answers are here. If you are in college, grad school, or simply interested, you decide what you want to know-your answers are here. Written by two professors who hate to condescend but love to teach, English Grammar and Syntax cuts through the pedantic wasteland.
English Grammar

Author: Peter Collins

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781137507396

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 0

View: 181

This core textbook helps readers get to grips with the fundamentals of English grammar so that they can critically engage with a wide variety of texts. Combining contemporary linguistic approaches with the familiar terminology of traditional grammar, this lively book offers a hands-on introduction to English grammar. It begins by situating the study of grammar within its broader context, before moving on to look at the various categories that are used when analysing texts. Later chapters focus on the practical application of the skills acquired in the first part of the book. This is an indispensable text for students and teachers of English language and linguistics. It is also a valuable resource for those studying English as a second or foreign language. New to this Edition: - A wealth of new material, including further detail on morphology, more examples and revised explanations of key terms - Improved glossary and index, in response to detailed user feedback - Fully updated throughout to meet the needs of today's students
PONS Satz für Satz Englisch Zeiten und Tenses


Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 9783125623484

Category: Education

Page: 161

View: 977

Englische Zeiten und Tenses in lebendiger Sprache üben Lernen Sie englische Zeiten und Tenses einfach und schnell, indem Sie übersetzen Für alle, die die englischen Zeiten nicht nur verstehen, sondern wie Muttersprachler auch „fühlen“ wollen Übersetzen Sie authentische, lebendige Sätze aus dem Alltag Zeiten und Tenses werden in überschaubaren Portionen präzise und logisch erklärt
English Grammar: The Basics

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000392159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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English Grammar: The Basics offers a clear, non-jargonistic introduction to English grammar and its place in society. Rather than taking a prescriptive approach, this book helps the reader become aware of the social implications of choices they make to use standard or non-standard (regional/dialect) forms. Readers will consider: • what grammar is and how it fits into the structure of language; • how grammar functions in the school curriculum, the press, broadcasting and social media, as well as how these outlets reflect and reinforce our attitudes towards grammar; • differences between speech and writing, as well as between formality and informality; • major different approaches to theorising and describing grammar from important grammarians, including Noam Chomsky and Michael Halliday. Featuring a glossary of key terms and practical tips and insights from the author's 50+ years of language teaching experience around the world, this book is for anyone who has ever found themselves questioning the ‘rules’ of the English language.
English Grammar by Parallelism and Comparison (Classic Reprint)

Author: G. W. Henderson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1333296770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 915

Excerpt from English Grammar by Parallelism and Comparison This simple method of induction, parallelism and com parison, fully demonstrated in grammar has its advantages over other methods of today. Every teacher knows that one part of speech can not be fully understood until all the parts of speech are under stood; and that all the parts of speech can not be fully understood until all the elements, words, clauses, and phrases are understood. By parallelism and comparison the teacher isolates the attention of pupils upon the lan guage itself. They see the constant parallelism in the various uses of elements and 'by it proceed in groups, and in leaps and bounds to definite conclusions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.